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Old 01-01-2012, 10:41 PM   #1
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a/c compressor conversion?

i am thinking about converting my jeeps a/c to an air compressor, just curious if i can replace the control unit with a non a/c head unit , if its kinda like plug and play. and a good play to install the air tank and a good tank to use

any thoughts and ideas would be great.

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Old 01-01-2012, 11:03 PM   #2
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this has some info
How Tos : On Board Air : Jeeps Only Jeep site directory

do a search here for "onboard air" there is a write up somewhere.

you can use the factory compressor but you have to use an airtool oiler to lubricate the compressor,If you dont want to buy the oil/air seprator its fine there will just be small amounts of oil in your tires and locker
I'd buy the seprator though.I'd imagine after a long time you will build up alot of oil

heres a google search
using an ac compressor for an air compressor on a jeep - Google Search

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Old 01-01-2012, 11:26 PM   #3
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Those control units are pretty expensive. It's not at all worth it to swap it out and would be a complete waste of money.
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i am kinda thinking about keeping the a/c and running a york compressor, but doing it on the cheap side. need to figure out brackets and pulley
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:51 AM   #5
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To be honest I'd buy an OBA setup like this
heavy duty kit
Viair Heavy Duty Onboard Air System 10005
med. duty
Viair Medium Duty Onboard Air System 10003
and super duty
Viair Super Duty Onboard Air System (P/N: 10008)
extreme duty
Viair X-Treme Duty Onboard Air System
personally I like the meduim duty kit.

theres even a $150 lite duty kit
VIAIR Ultra-Light Duty Onboard Air System (P/N 10000)

heres all there kits
On Board Air Kits
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